Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of Health Working Group.


ERRIN’s Health Working Group (WG) supports members with early intelligence and regular updates about EU-level health policy-related issues, regulations, EU programmes and their funding opportunities. Creating opportunities for interregional cooperation in the Health area is one of the WG’s main objectives. The WG is also a vehicle for networking, profile raising and promotion of good practices and projects among health stakeholders in the ERRIN regions.

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Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Health & ICT WG meeting on the European Health Data Space: how to unlock its potential?

Health & ICT WG meeting on the European Health Data Space: how to unlock its potential?

Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Following the legislative proposal for the European Health Data Space and in anticipation of the Health Data Regulation, the Health and ICT Working Groups will come together to explore outstanding

Health WG

Health WG meeting: The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI)

Hilary Webb

The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) is a public-private partnership (PPP) between the European Union and the European life science industries, with the goal of translating health research and

Health WG meeting: Update on the Mission on Cancer

Health WG meeting: Update on the Mission on Cancer

Hilary Webb

The Health Working Group has been closely following the development of the Horizon Europe Mission on Cancer. Following the recent Mission launch and the publication of the Mission Implementation Plan

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

Changemakers and Pioneers

The Changemakers and Pioneers event, hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of the West of Scotland at Scotland House, Brussels is a unique opportunity to showcase projects, hear of others’ experiences and broker new partnerships. There will also be a specific session updating on the UK's association to Horizon Europe/Plan B as well as the latest funding opportunities. 

Translating EU Missions into regional policy

The TRAMI project and ERRIN are organising a mutual learning event on 18 October. The event will aim to showcase a successful translation of the EU Missions approach into concrete policies and tools on the regional level and to foster the discussion on challenges and opportunities with its implementation.

European project development workshop - Emergence of European projects on nutrition for health

A European project development workshop is planned in Nantes, Pays de la Loire, on the 3rd of October in order to discuss upcoming Horizon Europe opportunities linked to nutrition, food, feed, and health (cluster 1 and 6). The workshop will take place ahead of the Nutrevent conference (4-5th October).

European Research and Innovation Days 2022

The European Research and Innovation Days (RiDaysEU) is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event. This year’s edition will take place online on 28 – 29 September.

EU Digital Health Tech & Innovation Conference

EU Digital Health Tech & Innovation Conference will take place in person on 27 September in Brussels. The objective of the conference is to present the latest EU policies, initiatives and trends in digital health, present funding opportunities for digital health projects, as well as showcase innovative business models from organizing countries.

Mendel Genetics Conference

This year is the bicentennial of the birth of the father of genetics, Gregor Johann Mendel. To pay tribute to this pre-eminent scientist of the 19th century, Mendel Genetics Conference will take place between 20–23 July, 2022, in Brno, the city where Mendel spent a substantial part of his life, and where he laid the foundations of genetics.

WG Documents

WG Documents

ERRIN & EUREGHA joint statement on Horizon Europe Mission on Cancer

Please find attached ERRIN and the network of European Regional and Local Health Authorities (EUREGHA)'s joint statement on the Horizon Europe Mission on Cancer.

Draft statement on Cancer Mission

Further to the Health WG meeting on the Cancer Mission, EUREGHA and ERRIN have decided to address the Cancer Mission Board with a statement to emphasise the role of regions in this mission.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

looking for a potential partner – daycare institution within Erasmus+ eligible countries - to create content for Ukrainian children

We are looking for daycare institution within Erasmus+ eligible countries that wants to become better to engage Ukrainian children in their daily activities of the institution. Movement with “Action Kids” in Ukrainian – a break in everyday life to the children of the war. Too many children and young people don’t exercise. Too many children and young people sit down too much, move to little in general and have way too much screen time by the computer, the tablet or their phone. Studies show that children up to 3rd class aren’t motivated enough to exercise during a regular week. This can…

Partner search - SME (EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Cardiogenomics)

In view of the submission of a European project, Aix-Marseille University (as coordinator) is looking for a SME based in an European Member State (except France) operating in the field of bio-medicine.

ERRIN input to call for evidence for Horizon Europe interim evaluation

ERRIN has submitted its messages in response to the European Commission's call for evidence for the Horizon Europe programme interim evaluation.

ERRIN is looking for a Communications Assistant (traineeship)

ERRIN is looking for a new trainee! The Communications Assistant will have the opportunity to participate in the daily work of the organisation by carrying out communications and member related tasks, as well as supporting daily office activities. The deadline to apply is 10 August.

Guidance on synergies between Horizon Europe and ERDF is out

The guidance on new opportunities to maximise the synergies between Horizon Europe and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes was published by the European Commission on 5 July 2022. The document intends to provide a practical and user-friendly approach.

ERRIN is looking for a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor (deadline: 29 July)

ERRIN is looking for a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor to join its Secretariat! The successful candidate will work to ensure the delivery of the Horizon Europe Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by taking part in the activities of the NetZeroCities project. The deadline to apply is 29 July.

Latest Updates

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Management Board elections 2022 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 17 October.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

REGIONS2030: Call for expression of interest - deadline extended

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is inviting European regions to express their interest to contribute to the Pilot Project "REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in the EU regions - Filling the data gaps", supported by the European Parliament. The deadline for submitting an expression of interest is now extended until 10 October 2022.

  • By Rodolphe Doité

DT4REGIONS Ideathon: AI potential in Preventive Health Care

In October 2022, ERRIN's DT4REGIONS project in cooperation with the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council will organise four ideathon workshops for Artificial Intelligence Potential in Preventive Healthcare. We are looking for new ideas how to use AI for preventive healthcare – awards are waiting for the best ones!

  • By Eva Damm

Research in Saxony - Regional foresight and innovation ecosystems

The Free State of Saxony is interested in contact with other European regional authorities with experiences in regional foresight/ strategy processes and regional innovation ecosystems in the fields of AI, Quantum Technologies and Personalised Medicine/ Life Sciences.

  • By Helga Aunemo

Support for Resilience: Supporting resilience and mental wellbeing through the Support for Resilience toolbox for healthcare providers in primary and community care

There is a joint problem in EU’s primary and community care with: a) a lack of healthcare professionals, and b) a major mismatch of capacity and demands causing stress, burnout, uncertainty, and reduced mental health and wellbeing among healthcare workers, leaders, and informal care givers. This challenges the ability of resilient performance and quality in healthcare services, it challenges mental well-being of the health care providers, and increases the risk of patient harm.   This project integrates theories of resilient leadership, individual and organisational resilience in the development of an evidence-based toolbox aimed at primary and community care. The purpose is to support healthcare leaders, healthcare workers and informal caregivers with a capacity to create resilience and mental wellbeing in their work of caring for patients. The Support for Resilience toolbox is a set of highly adaptable supporting tools, aimed for use by healthcare leaders, healthcare workers and informal care givers in primary and community care in different times and spaces.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Call for regional examples for the ICT WG meeting on digital transformation of public services

The ERRIN ICT Working Group is looking for regional examples for its upcoming networking session on the digital transformation of public services in different thematic areas. The meeting will take place in person on 13 October from 16:00-19:00 in Brussels. The call for examples will be open until 4 October.